Monty Millions has long been one of the most popular games produced by the longtime English gaming titan, Barcrest Gaming. From when the team at Barcrest shifted their attention from solely physical slot machines and gaming cabinets to video slots in the late 90s and early 2000s, Monty Millions has been one of their most successful products.
After only a few spins, it’s not difficult to see why this is. As a player, you take control of the rich Monty, our protagonist, and help him earn a windfall that turns his modest fortune into an even bigger one. With high variance in available bets and many ways to win big, as well as entertaining bonus rounds and free spins galore, Monty Millions is truly one of the crown jewels of Barcrest’s catalogue.
In Monty Millions, players take their role in the life of an enormously wealthy man, Monty. While it’s typically difficult to derive a story from a simple slot game, Monty Millions conjures up the tale of a rich man living his life in an extravagant way while, he (and the player) hopes, becoming more rich with each and every spin.
This is evidenced with the symbols of a pile of gold bars, a safe with a key in the keyhole, a huge mansion, a classic, expensive car, a stack of paper money and of course, Monty himself throwing money like he doesn’t have a care in the world. We’ll discuss these symbols and what they trigger in a later section.
Unfortunately, real money Barcrest games are not permissable in some parts of the world, including the U.S. so American players looking to win big playing Monty Millions are out of luck. Thankfully, the game is entertaining enough to play for free, and Barcrest gives slot enthusiasts around the world an opportunity to do just that.
Interested players can log onto Barcrest’s gaming website from their desktop computer or mobile device, in addition to the company’s app. Barcrest Games are available from many UK and Europe online casinos, so feel free to explore these options to find one that best fits your preferred currency and method of payment, as well as your playing style and favored bonus offers.
Monty Millions is a slot that stays within it’s means with graphics. A balanced mix of 2D and 3D elements, some of the symbols, including Monty himself are 3D, while the basic setting of the slot remains flat.
One reason why this game is so popular is the ability to change your bet with so many options. You can bet (per line) in intervals between .05 and 10 credits, giving you a maximum bet with all lines active of 400 dollars. This means any budget can enjoy trying their hand at Monty Millions.
In addition to symbols mentioned above, Monty Millions features the nearly ever present poker symbol hierarchy, with combinations on each of the games 40 paylines equaling wins in conjunction with the symbol’s value. For example, 3, 4 and 5 nines on the paylines multiply the initial stake by 5, 20, and 200 respectively, while 5 Super Wild symbols are the game’s top prize, multiplying the player’s stake by a whopping 25,000(!).
In addition to the wild and super wild symbols, which can act as any symbol in the slot excluding the scatter (the safe) and the Super Wild symbol, there are scatter bonuses and free spins, each triggered by the appearance of the safe symbol on reels 2, 3, and 4. The scatter bonus spins feature a greater chance to win, with an increased frequency of stacked wilds and other high-paying symbols. Scatter bonus rounds are played at the same wager that the triggering spin was played at.
It’s easy to see, when you actually get into the nuts and bolts of this slot, why it’s been so popular since its creation. With all the exciting bonuses and extreme variations between the different ways to win, Monty Millions is definitely a must-play in the slot gaming market.